Mussels in Saffron White Wine Sauce

One of my favorite types of seafood is mussels; so being in Ireland was quite a treat. Mussels are common and very inexpensive. One kilo costs less than 4 euros. The conversion of 4 euros to dollars is around $4.40. So they are very inexpensive, compared to Denver, where they usually cost around $4 per…

Baker’s Dozen Cookie Challenge Day 9: Chocolate Gingerbread

The holidays are not complete without some form of gingerbread cookies, so Day 9 of the challenge is Chocolate Gingerbread. I love ginger and chocolate combined with loads of warm sweet and savory spices. YUMMMMY! Of course, you can cut gingerbread into any shape you like but there is something about making gingerbread men and…

Pumpkin Ginger Cinnamon Rolls

I’m still working my way through the mountain of winter squash and pie pumpkins I purchased a couple of weeks ago from the farmer’s market. Yes, I know there’s no real rush, they will keep for a few months but it’s so exciting to come up with creative tasty ways to use them. Not to…

Fall Harvest Bisque

It’s the last week of October and time to start thinking about cool weather and the upcoming holiday season. Denver is finally cooling off, it’s been unseasonably warm but we have frost in the forecast for tonight. Fragrant rosemary, lemon scented geraniums and the fluorescent fuchsia pink blooms of my regular geranium line the windowsills….